Amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Meeting Rooms
  • View
  • Fireplace
  • Playground
  • Art Studio
  • Wifi
  • Preschool
  • Indoor Toddler Playtime
  • After School Programs
  • Special Populations Programs
  • Lifelong Recreation
  • Drop in Programs

About

Laurelhurst Community Center is located at the top of a steep hill in the midst of the Laurelhurst residential neighborhood offering great views of Lake Washington and in close proximity to Children's Hospital, University Village, Magnuson Park and the University of Washington. The setting for the community center is the beautiful Laurelhurst Park, which includes a large play area, baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts and walking path around the park.

The original "fieldhouse" was competed in 1935. A 2006 renovation includes a 4,150-square-foot addition on the west side of the building featuring a modern interior with vaulted ceilings, lots of exterior windows and natural wood. The lobby includes the front desk, piano and sitting area. Off of the lobby is Fireside Room with plenty of seating and an adjacent commercial quality kitchen, large exterior window and a cozy fireplace. The multipurpose room faces west with a peek-a-boo view of Lake Washington and the University of Washington. Downstairs are restrooms, a quaint pottery room and kiln room.

Laurelhurst offers many toddler and pre-school age programs as well as one of the largest youth basketball programs in the city. The community center has organized the annual Salmon Bake for over 50 years to the community, attracting more than 600 people to enjoy a delicious dinner, live entertainment and a kids carnival. Laurelhurst Elementary School Gym serves as an annex to the main community center and is located at 4530 47th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. The annex can be reached at (206) 684-7531.